CommunityMy FDL

Tuesday Watercooler


Hi, y’all.

A masala dosa on a plate

A dosa as big as my head? YES PLEASE.

My birthday was wonderful! After taking off early to enjoy a warm Spring afternoon in Texas, over a dozen friends of mine got together at my favorite all-vegetarian Indian restaurant and stuffed ourselves silly. Then it was back to my house for cake and port and talking till late.

I got some great presents, which was unexpected since I wasn’t expecting anything. My friends all know that I’m not a fan of obligatory holiday object giving. I’d rather be treated to a nice meal or just a warm hug then get another “thing” I don’t really need.

On the other hand, when people find something just perfect for me I love the thought behind giving. The best gifts, of which I got a few last night, are the kind I want but make excuses not to buy for myself.

Tonight’s musical selection is the recently departed George Jones singing “I’ll Be Over You (When The Grass Grows Over Me).”


Some housekeeping notes:

  • Please review our About Us page if you need a refresher on site rules, and
  • We encourage you to use our flag system — if you see an abusive comment, user or post, please flag it rather than replying. We review every flag and take the best action available to us.
  • If you have questions or concerns about Firedoglake-specific issues, please limit their discussion to Watercooler posts rather than starting new posts or making off-topic comments in others. But remember,
  • Firedoglake editors and staff are not allowed to comment on any moderation decisions.

This is our latest MyFDL open thread. You can chat about anything in the comments below if you are logged in.

Photo by BinaryApe released under a Creative Commons license.

Previous post

Late Night: Sex, Drugs, Internet - Witch One Are YOU On?

Next post

The Excitement Is Palpable In Rhode Island

Kit OConnell

Kit OConnell

Kit O’Connell is a gonzo journalist and radical troublemaker from Austin, Texas. He is the Associate Editor and Community Manager of Shadowproof. Kit's investigative journalism has appeared in Truthout, MintPress News and